For Wisconsin sports fans, the fall is off to a great start with the Badgers football team off to a 2-0 start, the Green Bay Packers had an exciting win Thursday night over the rival Chicago Bears and the Milwaukee Brewers are in the chase for a wild card spot in the postseason playoffs.

For the Badgers, Jonathan Taylor ran for three touchdowns and caught another, Quintez Cephus scored his first two touchdowns of the season and No. 17 Wisconsin cruised past Central Michigan 61-0 in its home opener Saturday.

While Wisconsin (2-0) had 599 yards of total offense, Central Michigan (1-1) managed just 58 yards — the second-fewest ever allowed by the Badgers — and three first downs.

Junior quarterback Jack Coan found Cephus for a 36-yard score and a 46-yard strike on his way to finishing 26-of-33 passing with 363 yards, three touchdowns and zero turnovers (201.2 pass efficiency rating). 

Cephus finished with six receptions for 130 yards — both career highs — and tied his career high with his two scores.

Taylor had 102 rushing yards on the ground with 19 carries, surpassing the 100-yard mark for the 24th time in 29 career games. The 2018 Doak Walker Award winner also added three catches for 17 yards and had his third receiving score of the season.

Looking ahead, Wisconsin will enjoy a bye week before returning to Camp Randall Stadium to open Big Ten play against No. 7 Michigan on Sept. 21. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. and the game will be broadcast on FOX.

The Green Bay Packers got off to a good start with a 10-3 victory in front of a national television audience in the season opener last Thursday.

New Packers coach Matt LaFleur’s revamped offense started off slow, totaling negative-12 yards of total offense in the opening quarter. But Aaron Rodgers and company were out of sync as the quarterback completed just two of his five passes for five yards.

Luckily for the Packers, the offense woke up in the second quarter. Rodgers took Green Bay’s offense 74 yards in just over 90 seconds for the first touchdown on 2019. The big play on the drive was a vintage deep pass by Rodgers, completing a 47-yarder to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Then tight end Jimmy Graham was able to haul in the touchdown off what was kind of an off-balanced, sidearm toss from Rodgers.

Late in the game, former Bear Adrian Amos, now a Packer, had a big interception in the end zone off his old team.

The Packers, 1-0, will host rival Minnesota this Sunday, Sept. 15, at noon and will be televised on FOX.

And finally, the Milwaukee Brewers are just two games out of the second wild card spot with 20 games remaining, trailing the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals. And 17 of the 20 games are against sub-.500 teams.

For Wisconsin sports fans, it doesn’t get much better than this.